At Elite Smiles Dental, P.A. we offer numerous restorative dentistry options including bridges. Fixed dental bridges are a highly popular option for replacing missing teeth. These bridges are made from porcelain and fused to metal, then affixed in the designated gap.
We will need to schedule numerous appointments to see your bridge completed. Before each procedure we will ensure that your teeth and surrounding gums are numb. During your first appointment we will sand the teeth on either side of the gap. A dental impression will then be taken and sent to a laboratory for the permanent bridge to be made. At the end of your first appointment we will place a temporary bridge. During your second appointment the permanent bridge will be affixed to the anchoring teeth with a dental cement. Before the appointment is finished your dentist will check to make sure the permanent bridge is fitting correctly and make any necessary adjustments. Our dental hygienist will go over the best way to care for your new bridge.
Maintaining proper oral hygiene is the best way to care for your new bridge. Always brush with an ADA approved toothpaste and continue to floss between all teeth. You will also need to use floss threaders to floss underneath your bridge, this will help to keep your gum healthy in between your regular dental visits. During your routine dental visits your crown will be checked for any signs of wear and tear.
The staff and Dr. Gambrell take great care of me. They are super friendly and this office is very comfortable and appealing.